Just Believe Fit
Held at Brunswick School of Dance, 50 Gadd St, Northcote
0402 916 128
You better believe it. At Just Believe Fit, everyone is welcome and the emphasis is not on what you look like, but how you feel on the inside. Clients are encouraged to take control of their wellbeing and develop a greater understanding of their bodies. The studio runs a timetable full of holistic fitness classes that look after both mind and body, guiding you on the path towards greater health and happiness.
Marisa Lawlor has swapped the blackboard for a ballet barre; leaving her long-held position as an English and Literature teacher in mid-2015 to pursue her other true passion – helping others enjoy feeling fit and free-moving.
Marisa began dancing at an early age, training in classical ballet to Advanced level before moving into Contemporary Dance. She completed a Graduate Diploma in Dance and Movement in Education and also gained her registration as a Group Fitness, Pilates, Barre Attack and Les Mills Instructor. At Just Believe Fit, Marisa draws on over 30 years of knowledge and experience in dance and fitness to create dynamic classes with Pilates and yoga at their base.
Move your way through the two fully equipped studios at the Brunswick School of Dance, which are spacious, light, clean and temperature controlled. Don’t panic if you’ve left your mat at home; equipment is provided, and water, juice and healthy snacks are available to keep you hydrated and full of energy.
One thing you must pack for each class is a smile. Laughter is the essential ingredient in creating a relaxed, friendly and positive atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable and valued. Marisa will get to know you and offer suggestions and modifications to cater specifically for your needs.
There is a large variety of classes, including Stretch, Strengthening and Energising morning sessions for early risers. Men are encouraged to experience a total mind and body workout with a Pilates Matwork for Men class and even preschoolers get a look in with high energy ‘Move and Groove’ offered on a sessional basis during the school term.
Given the perfect dance studio setting, a range of barre classes, including Mums and Bubs, are on offer. If you’re feeling like a serious workout, try Barre Attack, a fusion of Pilates, ballet and fitness that uses balls, therabands and weights to target legs, butt, thighs and arms.
If you can’t make it to a class, Just Believe Fit can even come to you, offering workplaces one-hour custom designed classes adapted to the skills and needs of the participants. They work on the idea that if you feel well, you’ll work well.
With something for every body, mind and soul, Just Believe Fit is the perfect studio to start or continue your fitness journey.